When Captain James Cook was exploring the coast of Australia in 1770, his men were amazed by a strange animal that could stand upright on its powerful hind legs and huge tail. It also moved by great leaps much to their amazement. This is how the first Europeans met the great grey kangaroo, often called the "boomer" of Australia. More than a hundred species of the kangaroo family live in the open spaces of Australia, New Guinea, and nearby islands. They belong to the marsupial order, which includes those kinds of animals that carry their young in pouches. Kangaroos are extremely interesting to observe and to conduct research on. 

  • YOUR TASK: Choose several library books about kangaroos. Decide which specie you would like to research. Write your essay about the specie of your choice. Use the Internet to locate further information and maybe download some pictures to complement your essay.

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